Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Biography, Achievements, Issues

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is a Filipino economist and politician. She served as the 14th president of the Republic of the Philippines.

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Maria Gloria Macaraeg Macapagal Arroyo
Nickname –> GMA, Glo
Birth Date –> April 5, 1947 (age 74)
Birth Place –> San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines
Hometown –> Lubao, Pampanga, Philippines

Family
Husband –> Jose Miguel Arroyo of Binalbagan, Negros Occidental ​(married 1968)
Children –> Congressman Juan Miguel (born 1969), Evangelina Lourdes (born 1972) and Former Camarines Sur Congressman Diosdado Ignacio Jose Maria (born in 1974)
Father –> Former President Diosdado Macapagal
Mother –> Evangelina Macaraeg Macapagal
Siblings –> Diosdado “Boboy” Macapagal, Jr. and elder half-siblings Arturo Macapagal and Cielo Macapagal Salgado

Education
Elementary and High School –> Assumption Convent (Valedictorian in 1964)
College –> Two years at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C. (Where she was a classmate of US President Bill Clinton)
College –> Assumption College
Degree –> Economics
Masters –> Ateneo de Manila University (1978)
Degree –> Economics
PhD –> University of the Philippines (1985)
Degree –> Economics

Political Career / Work Experiences
2018-2019 – Speaker of the House of Representatives
2010-2019 – Congresswoman of the 2nd District of Pampanga
2001-2010 – President of the Republic
1998-2001 – Vice President of the Republic
1992-1998 – Senator of the Republic
* Former Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry
* Former Executie Director, Garments and Textile Export Board
* Former Professor at Ateneo de Manila where former president Noynoy Aquino was her student

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